Hate house cleaning? Train your dog to do it
Category: House Cleaners
The 75-year-old from Uckfield in East Sussex has trained her dog Chloe to carry out a variety of household tasks, including taking out the rubbish and loading the washing machine.
Ms Carter has a muscle condition that restricts her movement and means she struggles to do her own housework, so she relies on her four-year-old Newfoundland to help her out.
Not only can Chloe carry shopping bags, put away her own toys and collect potatoes from the pantry, she can also switch on the vacuum cleaner and lend a paw in the garden.
Speaking to the Kent and Sussex Courier, Ms Carter, who is a pet behaviourist, said her canine companion's only problem is that she slobbers.
Chloe's training began when she was just eight weeks old and intensified when she was forced to stay indoors for a while following a fall that damaged two of her legs.
Now she is able to perform numerous tasks on demand, and many more without being asked.
"If I drop my glasses she will pick them up without a mark on the case," Ms Carter told the newspaper. "And if I sneeze she goes to the box of tissues and gets one."
Unfortunately not all dogs are like Chloe, and instead of helping around the house most simply add to the mess their owners inevitably have to clean up.
From stray hairs and muddy paws to the occasional toilet-related accident, having pets means you need to stay on top of your housework, and it can help to have a deep clean once or twice a year.
Professional carpet and upholstery cleaning is a must for pet owners, helping to keep dog-friendly homes hygienic and smelling fresh.
Posted by Toni Tsocheva